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Jul 28, 2016
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spiralofhope.com
#22
Privacy settings - https://forums.em8er.com/account/privacy

[_] Show your online status

Not honored. I can still see myself on the right, under "Members online" on https://forums.em8er.com/

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- The forum's text box has a bold font, which I find loud and ugly.
- The changes to the font on the front page do not help with legibility enough. I maintain that the entire concept of text over an image (especially an animated one) is a Bad Idea.
-- Maybe have a strong-yet-transparent alpha "censor bar" behind the text.
-- Maybe there is some CSS option for text to have a border around a font.
-- Maybe edit the images directly to have the text embedded within, and use an imagemap to make those text areas clickable.
-- Maybe build multiple images that are stitched together, with some images having the text, and then have some of the images be clickable.
-- Maybe just have each item be one image be one link to one thing. Then have everyday text/links underneath. Stop being fancy.
-- However it's done, it's going to be work if you want to have that background image.

Because of the forum font, I'm literally getting a headache typing this out.
 
Jul 28, 2016
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Australia
#26
Love the new setup of the website, it looks flash and cool,

i havnt recived my 20page PDF design book that i was meant to get as a Emberite i was wondering if i could get it resent to me?
 

Ronyn

Commander
Staff member
Community Manager
Jul 26, 2016
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#27
Love the new setup of the website, it looks flash and cool,
This is the right thread for this. glad to hear it!

i havnt recived my 20page PDF design book that i was meant to get as a Emberite i was wondering if i could get it resent to me?
This is the wrong thread for this, but we will get you sorted. :)
 

freakbyte

Firstclaimer
Jun 24, 2017
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#29
Forums looking great!
Theres an issue with the settings page causing the layout to break if you collapse the sidebar.
https://streamable.com/ra16c

This should fix it:
CSS:
.uix_sidebarCollapsed
{
    width: calc(100% - 270px);
    max-width: calc(100% - 270px);
    margin-left: 20px;
}

Also, the code editor dosnt look too great atm as some of the text is invisible because of the theme used.


CodeMirror (the highlighter used on this forum) supports many themes out of the box, I'd suggest something like the monokai theme.
Shouldnt be much work to make that look great aswell :)
 

Pandagnome

Kaiju Slayer
Happy Kaiju
Jul 27, 2016
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#31
Here are some thoughts it could be good to simplify so that having buttons with the same function and scattered could overwhelm the reader.

Some suggestions this way you have most of the important things gathered neatly and can access them with much less scrolling down the page.


forum thoughts.jpg
 

Pandagnome

Kaiju Slayer
Happy Kaiju
Jul 27, 2016
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Island of Tofu
#33
Had a thought since there is an online status for those in forum could have a Demo/Game online status if not with the names of the player could instead have the numbers of players so as an example

Pacific Server [2]

Eu Server [0]

US Server [10]

We can see there is some in Pacific and US server so they will think ah i am going to hop over and see whats happening, sadly in this example EU is 0 oh well maybe later hmm

Not sure if this is possible to do but could be good way to gather more and see who is not just online in forum but in demo/game too.
 
Jan 6, 2021
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Sweden
#34
I like the new image upload tool that lets you upload screenshots easily, very good work.
I like pretty much everything except 3 things, one of which Pandagnome may not like me for mentioning (sorry) haha.

The text and Color:
The color of highlighted text is still difficult to see, and the default font when writing is not the same as when it's all posted (the default one doesn't even exist in the font family dropdown menu). Selecting a new font and refreshing the page resets the selected font to the default one. And the default one makes it hard to tell the difference between certain letters. I have an example of this in the picture below, including a highlighted section if you can spot it.

It's worth mentioning that I'm using Opera GX with "Dark Mode BETA" enabled, but I have tried disabling it and all it does is changing some text from black to white like the Sidebar button. Meaning, Opera's DarkMode does not affect highlights.

Clutter:
I have a slight issue where people have large (whatever they're called) block logos, flyers, footnote images... The picture at the bottom of people's posts. It makes a clutter in threads and taking up useful space. I'd urge for a max resolution like something closer to 450x100 pixels, maybe even an option for an interactive one where various stats and titles linked to forum and/or the game will be displayed in the future.

More space and less clutter could also be achieved if the "Report" button was right next to the Like and Reply buttons, and moved to the same row as received likes for a master-row of interactions at the bottom. You could also remove the names of those who like and just put a number, there and let the names show up when highlighted with the cursor, or even have a small "show likes" buttons right next to the number.

(had to throw and edit in here):
As devs may not want or don't have time to respond to every thread (understandable), you could give created threads a status update like an icon showing if someone in the team have read and/or replied to the post, so people don't get the feeling that it was all for nothing or the message got lost in the masses.

Here's the example from the picture, but now you'll see how it all changed:
light illumination - i've been ill - long live the queen - i like big... - i have bills to pay - pling plong
i = i
I = I
l = L
 

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Pandagnome

Kaiju Slayer
Happy Kaiju
Jul 27, 2016
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#36
I like pretty much everything except 3 things, one of which Pandagnome may not like me for mentioning (sorry) haha.
Actually i am glad you mentioned it because using advanced night light mode just to see highlight.
Even though do not want to read about it your right, the beloved forum must be saved!!

As devs may not want or don't have time to respond to every thread (understandable), you could give created threads a status update like an icon showing if someone in the team have read and/or replied to the post, so people don't get the feeling that it was all for nothing or the message got lost in the masses.
:cool: